Faded Coat of Blue
Baker & Taylor
A British immigrant is hired to serve as a confidential agent to Union General George McClellan and soon finds himself investigating the death of a Union officer while the Civil War rages all around him.
A recent immigrant to this land -- where American has taken up arms against American -- Abel Jones finds himself mysteriously chosen as confidential agent to General George McClellan, the "savior of the Union."No stranger to the cruel paradoxes of war, Jones is asked to investigate the death of Anthony Fowler, a young volunteer captain shot through the heart outside an encampment of raw recruits. Fowler was one of the North's "golden youth," envied and idolized, an impassioned abolitionist and sole sone of a powerful merchant dynasty. Instantly, his murder is blamed on the Confederates -- but whispers haunt the death of this fallen martyr, leading Abel Jones from the blood of the battlefield through the intrigues of Washington, D.C., and into a web of secrets and sinister relationships where evil and good intertwine...and where heroes fall prey to those who cherished them the most.
A recent immigrant to the U.S. finds himself serving as an agent to General George McClellan and investigating the murder of a dynamic young captain, in a tale of mystery and suspense set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Reprint.
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